May 25, 2020
Option I - Composition
Option II - Jazz Studies
Option III - Performance
Option IV -Music Education
Option V Commercial Music
For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music, students will demonstrate the following at a professional entry level:
- Musicianship, technique and artistry appropriate to the major area.
- The ability to form and defend value judgments about music.
- A broad knowledge of repertoire and the ability to perform and/or apply that knowledge in the major area.
- Leadership and collaboration skills on matters of musical performance and interpretation.
- An understanding of procedures for realizing and communicating a variety of musical styles and structures in their historical and cultural contexts.
- An understanding of the role of music in society through performance and/or critical analysis.
Required Core for all Bachelor of Music Options (49 units)
Piano Proficiency Requirement
All students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination, MUS 2033 , or complete MUS 2032 (Class Piano Instruction), before being approved for graduation. Those who are deficient in this area should take appropriate additional course work as recommended by their adviser.
Option I - Composition (31 units)
A total of 31 units is required in this option, which prepares students in music composition. Students must successfully complete a BM Senior Recital (MUS 4400 ).
Required Courses (22 units)
Electives (8 units)
Select upper division music courses with adviser approval from the following:
Option II: Jazz Studies (33 units)
A total of 33 units is required in this option, which prepares students in jazz performance production, composition, recording, and conducting. Students must successfully complete a BM Junior Recital (MUS 3400 ) and a BM Senior Recital (MUS 4400 ).
Required Courses (16 units)
Performance Specialty (8 units)
Select one area of a performance specialty (repeat each course for 4 units)
Ensemble Courses (9 units)
Option III: Performance (35 units)
A total of 35 units prepares instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists for professional careers in entertainment and the arts. Performance majors train in a wide variety of genres and styles to prepare for careers as soloists, ensemble musicians, teaching artists in the schools, arts organization members, indie artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the field of performance.
Prior to graduation, students prepare and successfully perform a 30-minute BM Junior Recital (
) and a 50-minute BM Senior recital (MUS 4400
Required Core Courses (12-20 units with advisor approval)
Ensemble Performance (4 units with advisor approval)
Electives (3-11 units with advisor approval)
Option IV: Music Education (35 units)
A total of 35 units is required in this option which prepares students for careers in Vocal/Choral and Instrumental teaching. Prior to graduation, students prepare and successfully perform a 50-minute Senior Recital (MUS 4400).
Required Courses (15 units)
Applied Music (8 units)
Select one area of specialization (repeat each course for 4 units).
Ensembles (4 units with advisor approval)
Select 4 units with Advisor Approval:
Additional Requirements for the Single Subject Credential (2 units)
In addition to the Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Education (Option IV), one upper division course in music technology is required for the credential, is a prerequisite to directed teaching in music, and may be taken either for elective credit, for the degree outside the major, or in post baccalaureate standing. Refer to the Charter College of Education section in the Academic Programs: College-Based and University-Wide chapter of this catalog for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.
Option V: Commercial Music (35 units)
Required Courses (17 units)
Choose 8-10 units with advisor approval:
Ensemble Courses (4 units)
With Advisor Approval:
Applied Music (4-8 units)
Select one area of specialization (repeat each course for 4 units)